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2nd Jobs for School Nurses


Specializes in LPN. Has 4 years experience.

Hi all,

Posted a couple times about my interest in becoming a school nurse but I was wondering how many school nurses work a PRN job or a part time job during the weekends, school breaks, or Summer break? 


Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

I usually work Summer school.  Honestly, it's easy money and I get a chance to get my files ready.  This year I was not permitted to work or do paperwork, so I'm taking the issues in the fall file by file and day by day.  I have worked PRN positions in the past and currently I work at a call in type job for my PD, but that has nothing to do with being a nurse.  That job is my "gas money" job.  

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 12 years experience.

Summer camp!!

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing.

I don't - I usually work at a theater Summer camp for a couple of weeks in a non-nursing role to earn a little extra money.

This Summer, however, I worked all Summer for my school (remote in June/July, in person since early August) looking ahead to the fall prep with COVID. They did pay me for the extra work, thankfully. 

BostonRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER, critical care, PACU, fertility, school nursing. Has 10 years experience.

I was thinking about trying Summer camp next year as well!


Specializes in Home Health,Dialysis, MDS, School Nurse. Has 20+ years experience.

Until recently, I was the supervising nurse in an assisted living (10 hours a week).   Now I work one weekend a month at a nursing home.  It works out well.